*IMPORTANT: EARLY DECISION - SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
The Texas Tech School of Pharmacy offers Early Decision Program (EDP) status through
PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided
that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an EDP applicant, you can apply to only
one pharmacy degree program. Contact your selected pharmacy program directly for information
on EDP eligibility requirements.
The EDP application deadline is September 6, 2016. In addition to completing the PharmCAS
application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts
and fee by September 6. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the
deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status
to regular status.
You may be offered early admission, denied admission or deferred to regular applicant
If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to
accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions.
If, however, you are denied admission as an EDP applicant, you may apply to other
PharmCAS institutions for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee
schedule PharmCAS Instructions for the Fall 2017 Entering Class to determine the cost to apply to each additional program. PharmCAS institutions
will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by late October 2016.
July 15, 2016 - Application opens for Fall 2017 for Amarillo and Abilene locations. Both the primary
PharmCAS application and the supplemental Merlin Application can be completed at the same time. You do not have to wait to start the supplemental
Merlin application. It is important to submit both applications and all documents
as early as possible.
September 6, 2016 - Early Decision application deadline. See *IMPORTANT: EARLY DECISION... above. September 2016 is the last PCAT test date accepted for Early Decision Applications.
Unofficial preliminary September PCAT scores received on the day of the test must
be scanned/emailed within 48 hours of the day of the test to email@example.com (or faxed to 806-356-4017) for September PCAT scores to be used for the Early Admissions
Program. Both the primary PharmCAS application and the supplemental Merlin Application are required. Prerequisites do not have to be totally completed prior to applying
to the Early Decision Program.
September-October 2016 - Early Decision Program interviews and offers. Interviews on September 23 and 30 and
November 1, 2016 - International student deadline. Please see International Students section for additional requirements and documents. The September 2016 PCAT is the
latest PCAT accepted for International students.
December 1, 2016 - This deadline includes U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens. This deadline
is for the primary PharmCAS application and the supplemental Merlin application. Prerequisites
do not have to be totally completed prior to applying to the Regular Decision Program.
January 2017 - This is the last PCAT test date accepted for Fall 2017 Admissions Application. Note:
PCAT’s taken prior to June 2014 will not be accepted. The October 2016 and November
2016 PCAT will be accepted. October and November 2016 and January 2017 unofficial
preliminary PCAT scores received on the day of the test must be scanned/emailed within
48 hours of the day of the test to firstname.lastname@example.org (or faxed to 806-356-4017) for these test dates to be considered for Regular Decision.
All official PCAT scores should be sent to PharmCAS.
Interview Dates - 2017 (Dates subject to change)
January 13 in Amarillo and Abilene
January 20 in Amarillo and Abilene
January 27 in Amarillo and Abilene
February 3 in Amarillo and Abilene
February 10 in Amarillo and Abilene
May 1, 2017 - All final Admission Offers Made
May 27, 2017 - Deadline for completion of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Physics,
General Biology, Microbiology, 3000—level human-based science course and Calculus
July 27, 2017 - Deadline for completion of remaining prerequisites (Statistics, Economics, Public
Speaking, English Comp I and II, Literature, and Humanities/Social Sciences.
Dates and times subject to change.